Jesse Honigberg currently serves as a SVP, Technology Chief Of Staff at Cross River. In this role, he partners closely with clients and the community to build, deliver and evolve the Bank’s wide-ranging portfolio of payments, banking-as-a-service (BaaS), and lending products that focus on financial inclusion and enterprise enablement.
He is currently the lead on Cross River’s SBA PPP Program and the API-based connection to the real-time payments network. He also works closely with the teams leading the development of the Bank’s proprietary API core banking platform to ensure business and client alignment. In 2020, Jesse led the Bank to be the third-largest PPP lender in the United States, supporting over 200k small businesses and protecting over 1mm jobs. In 2019, Jesse led the Bank to be the 19th bank on the Real-Time Payments Network (RTP) making Cross River Bank the first bank on the network with less than 100B in assets.
Prior to joining Cross River, Jesse held various roles at Sterling National Bank including Chief Information Officer and Chief Digital Officer with responsibilities over technology and platform delivery. He graduated from SUNY Albany in 2001 and is pursuing an EMBA from MIT (Sloan School), graduating in 2021.